Discover Science & Engineering

Discover Science & Engineering, the education and outreach programme of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), seeks to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Discover Science & Engineering (DSE) is an integrated awareness programme for the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in Ireland.

The resources in this collection are aimed at primary school children and provide engaging activities which can be used to link science and mathematics lessons.


Paper Helicopters - Mathematics

This resource, aimed at primary level, is linked to the science Paper Helicopters resource. It uses the paper helicopter investigation to provide mathematical activity ideas looking at: shapes, lines and angles found in the helicopter template, perimeter and area, average drop time, ratio and problem solving....

Rainbow Spinner - Science

Aimed at primary level, this activity links to the topic of light and how the rainbow colours can be brought together to produce white light.

Children make spinners and colour them in the colours of the rainbow. They then investigate how we see them when they spin. By spinning the disc quickly, the eye sees...

Rainbow Spinner - Mathematics

This resource, aimed at primary level, contains mathematical activity ideas linked to the science rainbow spinner demonstration. Activities in this resource investigate: radius, diameter and circumference of a circle, angles and puzzles. This resource has been...

Design and Make a Foam Rocket

This resource, aimed at upper primary, links to the topics of forces and earth and space. Children design and make foam rockets. They then carry out investigations using the rockets, such as how the angle of launch affects the distance travelled.

The resource contains notes on running the activity,...


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